Archive for Megan B. Ruble

College Rhythm in March

Housing selection starts.  Students feel the pressure of mid-term exams.  Many students start to think of summer employment and seniors continue to work on plans for post-graduation. Some students are concerned with winter weight gain and are making plans for spring break. In the spring, sophomores begin to declare majors; students should start looking for […]

Dates & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

March 29: Final Exams for half semester courses March 31: Deposit due to be eligible for room draw March 30 – April 8: Halls closed for spring break and Easter Recess April 4: Midterm Grades April 11:  Grad Finale for Seniors April 16-26: Registration for fall semester 2018 April 19 and 22: Room Draw (see Residential Life website for more […]

Residence Halls Closed for Spring Break

The halls are closed during Spring break. Students who are not able to leave campus for the break due to distance from home may be housed on campus with permission from the Residential Life Office. Information about and applications for break housing can be found online. Applications are due to the Residential Life office by 5:00 […]

2018-19 Financial Aid

Following are the instructions for the 2018-2019 Financial Aid renewal application process.  More explanatory information is available on-line at or you may contact the Financial Aid Office.  If your student is graduating, please disregard this post. Renewal process for awards with merit scholarships: Gustavus Academic and Merit Scholarship aid will be automatically renewed based on […]

Endowed Scholarship Thank-You Notes

Remind your Gustie to Say Thanks! If your student was the recipient of an endowed or named scholarship, please encourage them to say thank you by filling out the Thank You online form. The thank yous will go to the alumni, parents, and friends who have established and support scholarships here at Gustavus. It is […]

January 2019 Study Away Information

Is your son or daughter looking to study away on a short-term program, with choices in all parts of the world? January Interim 2019 may be the perfect time! Check out initial information for January 2019 study away courses at and click on January Interim Programs. Participation in a January Interim study away program can […]

Gustie Lingo

Do you ever find yourself confused by terms or acronyms that your student uses when talking about campus? Do they keep talking about buying “P-ball” tickets?  If they asked you to meet them at “3-flags” or “the rock” would you know what they mean? If not, you can find out more about these three staples of student […]

College Rhythm in February

February is the beginning of spring semester. Many students are optimistic about a new start and enjoy reuniting with friends who were away for January Term or fall. Later in the month, students may feel sad or depressed due to the winter weather or as the academic work starts to accumulate. In the spring, sophomores […]

Dates & Deadlines: The Next 60 Days

February 23:  Late Registration Deadline February 27: Mn Private Colleges Job and Internship Fair March 3: Building Bridges Conference March 11:  35th annual President’s Ball in Mankato March 16: Africa Night “Rep Your Roots: Celebrating Pan-Africanism” March 30 – April 8:  Spring Break Residence Halls Close at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 30 (no classes on Friday) and re-open at […]

Room Draw (Housing Assignments) For 2018-2019

Gustavus calls its housing assignment process “Room Draw” and preparations are underway! If your Gustie has questions or needs help, refer them as follows: Read “The Basics of Room Draw & FAQ” section of the Residential Life website! Check out the Room Draw timeline for important reminders and dates. Submit your Housing Contract (via WebAdvisor – will be available […]